Devon Arrives to North Sydney, Review

Eat, Sydney / 14 February 2018

Devon heads OTB with an exciting new North Sydney eatery.

With cult status in Surry Hills and Barangaroo, café lords Devon have at last made the journey over the bridge. It comes much to the delight of north-side fanatics, who’ve spent countless hours chasing after Executive Chef Zachary Tan’s innovative menu.
Unlike its Eastern suburb counterpart, Devon North Sydney is less hipster hole-in-the-wall café and more open plan, family-friendly hangout. Pops of bright green furniture bring to life an otherwise neutral industrial space. In an exciting new move for Devon, the North Sydney eatery is even open for dinner.
Despite delving into a new meal zone, the dinner menu is still distinctively Devon-esque. South-east Asian and Japanese fusion flavours feature in everything from the share plates to the mains and desserts. As you would expect, everything is punchy, exciting and oozing in modernity.
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On the new dinner menu, the king fish salmon tartare is a must. Visually vibrant, the salmon sings merrily with hunks of avocado and small nuggets of salmon roe. Decadent, absolutely. But a side serving of prawn crackers adds a necessary crunch factor, juxtaposing the richness.
Another stand out is the eggplant. Printed in cap locks on the menu, you’d be forgiven for almost missing what may be the real star of the show – a huge mound of burrata. Again, Tan has oh-so-cleverly teamed smoky, creamy and complex flavours to create an incredible dish. A drizzling of Sichuan chilli oil will satisfy the spice fanatics, while lightly toasted turkish bread transports this melody of flavours from the plate directly to your mouth.